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« Reply #360 on: October 25, 2012, 04:51:25 PM »
"He's being blamed for a cruise ship tragedy that claimed 32 lives, but Captain Francesco Schettino still wants to be paid.

The creators of an online petition, however, are trying to prevent the disgraced Costa Concordia captain from ever seeing a red cent.

The petition, posted by ForceChange, a site that publicizes protests from smaller groups, wants to stop Schettino from getting his job back or be paid the back pay that he is apparently requesting, according to an article in The Daily Telegraph.

"With his fate still unknown and the damage still so shocking, Schettino must not be rewarded compensation for his work," writes Kelly Hamilton, who posted the petition."

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/10/25/francesco-schettino-costa-concordia-disaster-back-pay_n_2018018.html?just_reloaded=1


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Re: Many dead after Carnival owned cruise ship runs aground off Italy
« Reply #361 on: October 26, 2012, 01:29:54 AM »
And the Captains Fairytales continue. ::)
CHEERS..Les from Batemans Bay, NSW, Australia

Princess Elite Cruiser, (480 days,) also cruised with Celebrity, P&O Australia and P&O UK, HAL, Carnival, Cunard and Sitmar. Plus Sydney Harbour Ferries !!

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Costa Concordia via Google Earth view on my iPad on Oct 27, 2012
« Reply #362 on: October 27, 2012, 02:06:48 PM »

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Re: Many dead after Carnival owned cruise ship runs aground off Italy
« Reply #363 on: October 27, 2012, 03:09:17 PM »

How interesting, quite a picture, thanks...

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Re: Many dead after Carnival owned cruise ship runs aground off Italy
« Reply #364 on: November 05, 2012, 09:27:13 AM »
I haven't been keeping up with the removal progress but how is it going? The last I heard is that they were going to cut it into manageable pieces to be lifted onto barges.

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« Reply #365 on: November 05, 2012, 09:54:05 AM »
"The plan is for the Costa Concordia to float again in the spring [or summer 2013], albeit only for a brief final voyage -- and a great deal can happen in the meantime."

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/how-the-costa-concordia-will-be-salvaged-a-857683.html


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Re: Many dead after Carnival owned cruise ship runs aground off Italy
« Reply #366 on: November 05, 2012, 10:53:03 AM »
Interesting project. I never liked Costa but I suppose the loyal Costa fans will be dieing to see the ship if it ever floats again.   ::)

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Following the money trail
« Reply #367 on: November 18, 2012, 04:13:31 AM »
"I'm writing a book and I will reveal what people don't want to come to light," Schettino said, according to The Telegraph." "For example, Schettino claims he only left the ship when he began to fear for his life.

"I found myself standing on a deck which was tilted at a 90 degree angle. We could no longer walk, we had no grip, and people less agile than me ended up falling overboard. But notwithstanding the water that was flooding into the bridge, I still continued to help passengers get on board the lifeboats that were shuttling to and from the shore."

"At that point I could have chosen to die by being crushed by the ship 20 metres from the shore," Schettino continued, "or take command of the lifeboat and attempt to get dozens of people to safety. I chose the second option. There are dozens of witnesses who will confirm this."   ???

Schettino's interview comes after reports the former captain was in negotiations for two €50,000 interviews (about $63,600), as well as unconfirmed rumors that he had brokered a book deal with a U.S. publisher, The Independent writes.

Carlo Rienzi, the president of the Codacons consumer group that is leading a class action against the owners of the Concordia, told the newspaper that any money Schettino does earn will be fair game in the suit.

"Every euro Mr Schettino earns, we'll try take off him and give it to the survivors and families of those who've lost loved ones," Rienzi said."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/costa-concordia-captain-francesco-schettino-shocking-truth-book_n_2146806.html

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Captain says that he was more or less forced into the lifeboat
« Reply #368 on: November 18, 2012, 04:23:44 AM »
"Schettino explains in the interview that he was more or less “forced into the lifeboat” and that he does not know if he slipped or fell.   :D

Appearing to duck responsibility, Schettino says that he was not in command when the ship struck the reef but the ship was in the hands of an officer.   But after evidence has surfaced showing the captain was in command at least 6 minutes before the ship struck the reef, the captain explains that he was on the phone and was distracted.

So is this book deal all about the money for Schettino?  We were wondering the same thing and found that the group that is leading a class action suit against the owners of the Concordia is vowing to make sure all of the money that Schettino earns off the book goes to the survivors of the wreck and to the families who have lost loved ones.   But to be sure, Schettino will make a pretty penny off the sales of this book as well."

http://cruisefever.net/1117-captain-of-costa-concordia-to-reveal-his-story-in-new-book/

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Costa Concordia wreck an accident, not crime, captain says
« Reply #369 on: December 10, 2012, 08:58:39 PM »

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Lawyer says heroic violinist was given safety test answers ahead of time
« Reply #370 on: December 10, 2012, 09:08:08 PM »
"Mr. Feher's only pre-cruise training was as a violinist. He and others pressed into service were not properly prepared to help manage a disaster, though they acted bravely," said Holly Ostrov Ronai.

She said cruise line officials violated maritime policies by giving Mr. Feher and other personnel the answers to required safety-test questions before it was administered. The Budapest-based performer, whose only source of income was as a cruise-ship entertainer, was last seen helping children don life jackets before he drowned.

The civil actions brought on behalf of Mr. Feher and the other members of his performing company assert gross negligence on the part of Carnival Cruise Lines, the owner-operator of the vessel, along with Carnival Corp., its parent company in connection with the January 13, 2012 disaster. A demand for punitive damages is also included in the complaint.

Contacts: Holly Ostrov Ronai, Peter Ronai Ronai & Ronai, LLP 800-664-7111 /  "

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/06/5035380/new-costa-concordia-passenger.html


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The Parbuckling [Removal] Project Website
« Reply #371 on: December 10, 2012, 09:12:57 PM »
The Parbuckling Project

Concordia wreck removal project informative website

http://www.theparbucklingproject.com/aziende.php



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The one billion dollar and growing cost of the shipwreck
« Reply #372 on: December 10, 2012, 09:23:50 PM »
The update from CATCo says that industry loss estimates for the overall cost of the sinking of the Costa Concordia look set to rise after the international group of P&I Associations’ actual and expected insured loss estimate for Protection and Indemnity (Wreck Removal and Cargo/Crew/Passenger Liability) increased by approximately $130m, from circa $521m to $652m.  The final settlement for the Hull & Machinery claim amounted to circa $520 million. This makes the overall loss total for Costa Concordia around $1.172 billion.

http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2012/11/13/catco-commutes-costa-concordia-reinsurance-losses/

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Captain claims that he was on the phone on the bridge and was distracted
« Reply #373 on: December 10, 2012, 09:30:49 PM »
"Appearing to duck responsibility, Schettino says that he was not in command when the ship struck the reef but the ship was in the hands of an officer.   But after evidence has surfaced showing the captain was in command at least 6 minutes before the ship struck the reef, the captain explains that he was on the phone and was distracted.

So is this book deal all about the money for Schettino?  We were wondering the same thing and found that the group that is leading a class action suit against the owners of the Concordia is vowing to make sure all of the money that Schettino earns off the book goes to the survivors of the wreck and to the families who have lost loved ones.   But to be sure, Schettino will make a pretty penny off the sales of this book as well."

http://cruisefever.net/1117-captain-of-costa-concordia-to-reveal-his-story-in-new-book/


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U.S. Coast Guard to investigate shipwreck
« Reply #374 on: December 10, 2012, 09:47:39 PM »
"The U.S. Coast Guard will be part of Italian-led investigation into the grounding and partial sinking of the Italian-owned cruise ship Costa Concordia in January.

Coast Guard said on Nov. 19, that it would participate with the National Transportation Safety Board in the Italian marine casualty investigation into the tragic maritime episode off the coast of Italy in early 2012."


http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/27862?c=maritime_port_security